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How to Deal With Mold After Flood Damage & Water Damage :: Mold Remediation

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Dealing with flood damage and water damage is tough enough. Dealing with mold and mildew on top of that can be down right impossible to manage yourself. That is why it is so important to hire a professional water damage restoration / mold remediation company, like Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES). Our professional mold remediaters can help eliminate your mold problem and restore your home to its previous glory.

The Effects of Mold and Mildew

-Health: While everyone is affected differently by mold, people with existing respiratory concerns, such as asthma, are likely to be extremely sensitive to it. Health issues can range in severity from allergy symptoms and headaches to coughing fits and even bleeding in respiratory passageways.

-Structural Damage to Your Home: Serious mold outbreaks can eat away at wood and concrete structures, causing serious damage and costing you thousands in home repairs.

-More Serious Problems: Mold in your home could be a sign of other problems, such as leaky pipes, foundation cracks, or leaking in your attic or basement.

-Depreciation of Your Home’s Value: Because of the above situations, mold outbreaks can actually cause your home to depreciate in value.

Dealing with Mold and Mildew

Almost every home will experience some degree of mold at one point or another (mold is everywhere). The trick is to quickly eliminate mold before it grows out of control. This is where Atlantic Environmental Solutions can help!

If you have any questions about our Mold Remediation Services or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced mold remediation professionals,ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific mold infestation. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure safe indoor air quality during and after the abatement process.

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Mold Cleaning Products – Deal with Molds after Flood and Water Damage

 

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What Professional Water Restoration Service Can Do For Your Home

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

There is no way to truly prepare yourself for a home flood. The only thing you can do is make sure you are properly educated about water damage restoration and repair so that you can deal with the ramifications of flood damage. Hopefully you will never have to act upon this knowledge, but it is better to be prepared now than to scramble for answers in the face of adversity.

One of the most important things to know is that a do-it-yourself water damage restoration is more than likely not going to suffice.  Not only can this expose you to harmful bacteria and other contaminants associated with floodwater, but, without the help of a professional, you will be unable to sufficiently rid your home of moisture.

The only way to ensure your home is completely restored to its pre-flood glory is to enlist the services of a professional water restoration company. Every water restoration service company would start out with the same essential procedure:

  1. Extract all water from basement
  2. Remove building materials that are badly damaged  ie: carpet, padding, drywall, insulation( in some cases depended upon type of water and severity of flood)
  3. Clean compromised area
  4. Apply anti-microbial
  5. Set-up drying equipment

If you have any questions, contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) is a certified inspection, remediation and consulting company with the expertise to help clients quickly and affordably correct indoor air quality issues resulting from mold, water intrusion, fire, sewage, and more. For nearly a decade, our consultative approach and proven methodologies have helped residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC to resolve even the most difficult environmental problem.

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How to Choose the Right Water Damage Company

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Water damage can strike at any time – a burst pipe, a leaky roof, a clogged drain, a frozen pipe, etc. – and there is no way to prepare yourself for the shock of the situation. Water damage can leave you scrambling for help as you try to clean up the situation, fix the problem and preserve any personal artifacts that may have been damaged.

The entire process can be frustrating and a little confusing. You have to try and determine the next course of action while still coping with the loss of your personal effects. One way to ease the burden on yourself is to hire an experienced professional water damage restoration service.

This article from WaterDamageMoldCleanup.com explains just how you can find the right water damage restoration company.

Do your research and look for a well-qualified restoration company with plenty of experience handling water and/or sewage removal, restoration and other tasks such as mold removal. Hiring the right water damage service can provide you the ease of mind you need to get through the whole ordeal. Not only will a good restoration company help repair your damaged home, but they may also be able to speed up the insurance paperwork, helping you to get your life back on track.

So make sure you ask plenty of questions before choosing your water damage restoration company. If you have any questions, contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-665 or click here today!

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What To Do After Your House Has Flooded

Monday, May 16th, 2011

If you have ever been a flood victim, you know just how devastating the whole process can be. It takes both an emotional and a financial toll on you and your loved ones. One way to avoid some of that heartache is to be prepared. Nothing is worse than not knowing what to do in an emergency situation. You feel trapped and powerless. But one way to gain some of that power back is to know what to do in the case of a home flooding.

This article from WaterDamageMoldCleanUp.com explains the necessary steps you need to take if your home is ever flooded.

1. File a Claim: People who experience flooding and have flood insurance should call their insurance agent as soon as possible after flooding occurs to file a claim. It’s a good idea to take pictures showing the floodwaters in the house and then to take pictures again after the flood waters recede. These should be shown to the insurance adjuster when he/she comes by to assess the damages.

2. Staying Safe: Health and safety are primary considerations after floodwater damage. Any time a home is flooded it should be checked for structural damage before anyone reenters it. It’s important that electricity be turned off. The electrical wiring and heating and cooling systems should be checked to avoid the risk of electrocution. Gas should also be turned off and should not be turned back on until you make sure there are no gas leaks. If gas is smelled authorities should be called immediately. After flooding, it’s important to listen for boil water advisories to make sure the water is safe to use. Finally, it’s important to be up to date on vaccinations because floodwaters are contaminated with bacteria.

3. Cleaning Up: Cleaning up after flooding is quite a chore. In order to avoid additional damage to the foundation, remaining water should be pumped out slowly. The remaining mud must then be shoveled out. All food and toiletry items that have come in contact with the floodwater should be thrown out. Next, it’s time to decide what is salvageable and what needs to be thrown away. As a final measure, the home and all salvageable items need to disinfected with a bleach solution and dried out. For extensive instructions on how to clean up after flooding see this article: Flood Damage Clean Up

4. Fixing Up: Once the home has been disinfected and has dried out, it’s time to make repairs and refurnish it. The number of repairs needed depends on the amount of damage. Carpet and sheetrock always have to be replaced. Oftentimes floors buckle and must be redone. Furniture that could not be salvaged will have to be repurchased. For extensive instructions on how to restore water damaged furniture see this article: Flood Damage Repair

If you have any questions or if you have a water source you need tested, contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-665 or click here today!

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